Below is the finished product. Click Here to see it on my website.
One of the most rewarding hats to make is the turban. It had never gone out of style, but it’s a style that not everyone is comfortable wearing. The fabric draping on the turban is done on the bias. Draping sometimes takes on a life of its own as the material almost comes alive with its unique personality.
I had the pleasure of making a silk turban recently as a custom order. The hat was purchased by a young woman who loves hats, style, and has the confidence to wear it beautifully. Here’s the finished piece.
As many of you know, I’m finishing up my millinery studies at Virginia Marti College of Art and Design (only three classes left until I achieve my certificate!). I wanted to make another turban so that I could finesse my draping skills. I had this bold, beautiful red silk on hand and thought its strong pattern would add another challenge. Here’s the result.